We will improve the learning of all young Australians

The Australian Curriculum is moving from Version 8.4 to Version 9.0

21 September 2021

The current Australian Curriculum, Version 8.4, is being reviewed. 

In 2008, all governments agreed a national curriculum was needed to deliver an equitable, quality education for all young Australians and the national curriculum was developed over a number of years. 

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NAP–ICTL 2021 postponement

06 September 2021

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and the ongoing restrictions that face schools in several jurisdictions, education ministers have agreed to postpone the National Assessment Program – Information and Communications Technology Literacy (NAP–ICTL) main study 2021 and the NAP sample assessment program by 12 months.   

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NAPLAN 2021 summary results

25 August 2021

The global COVID-19 pandemic has had no significant impact on students’ literacy and numeracy achievement at a national level, according to the NAPLAN 2021 summary information released today. The long-term trend data also reveals a steady improvement in most literacy and numeracy outcomes, with a number of year levels and domains showing a gain in learning equivalent to a school term since testing began.


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ACARA CEO addresses SMH School Summit

01 March 2021

ACARA CEO, David de Carvalho, recently took to the stage as part of the third annual Sydney Morning Herald Schools Summit to discuss the upcoming Australian Curriculum Review.

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Redfern Speech anniversary

21 December 2020

In December we reflected on the landmark Redfern Speech made in 1992 by former Australian Prime Minister, Paul Keating.

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ACARA CEO meets with teachers

21 December 2020

ACARA CEO, David de Carvalho, recently caught up with board members of the Australian Professional Teachers Association (APTA) to give them an update on the progress of the review of the Australian Curriculum.

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ACARA - Assessment


We run the National Assessment Program – the national tests students sit in school – including NAPLAN.

We undertake a range of research activities to deliver NAPLAN tests in an online environment in the future.

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